Cosmetic and personal care product companies use a rigorous scientific process to test the safety of products and ingredients. Cosmeticsinfo.org offers an in-depth look into how cosmetics and personal care products are tested before they hit the market.
The process to develop a new cosmetic involves expertise from various scientific disciplines including chemistry and biochemistry, microbiology, molecular modeling, engineering, formulation science, packaging science and quality assurance.
Testing is conducted throughout the product development cycle and requires ongoing assessment of the latest toxicological and medical literature and safety evaluation techniques.
According to Cosmeticsinfo.org, “The first step in the safety evaluation of a finished product is to review the complete safety information on all of the ingredients it contains.”
Even after a product has reached the market, companies continue to monitor the product by surveying consumers’ experience .
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